Art & Digital Media Department

B.A. Fine Arts, Art History concentration

Students who choose the concentration in Art History will explore the wide history of the visual arts; from prehistoric caves and the pyramids of Egypt to the challenging and exciting creations of modern and contemporary art. Courses like Museum Studies provide valuable insights into the practical world of art. In addition to required course work, students concentrating in art history design their own study plan by pursuing an alternative discipline, such as a foreign language, anthropology, or business.

Requirements for a B.A. in Fine Arts with an Art History concentration:

 ART 101 Fundamentals of Art and Design I 3 cr

ART 110 Basic Drawing 3 cr

ART 160 History of Western Art I 3 cr

 ART 180 History of Western Art II 3 cr

 CMPT 103 Technology for the 21st Century 3 cr

ART 477 Capping Course 3 cr

 18 cr

Selection of five courses in Art History 15 credits

Alternate Discipline 9 credits

Each student must take three courses in one of the following alternate disciplines: Foreign Language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish), History, Literature, or Studio Art.

(If the student plans to pursue graduate work in art history, the alternate discipline should be a foreign language.) 24 cr

Total Credit Requirement in Art History 42 cr

Course Requirements in Related Fields: None

Core/Liberal Studies Requirements

FYS 101 First Year Seminar 4 cr

ENG 120 Writing for College 3 cr

7 cr

PHIL 101 Philosophical Perspectives 3 cr

Ethics, Applied Ethics, or Religious Studies 3 cr

Fine Arts 0 cr (fulfilled by major field req.)

History 0-3 cr (may be fulfilled by major field req.)

Literature 0-3 cr (may be fulfilled by major field req.)

Mathematics 3 cr

Natural Science 3 cr

Social Science 3 cr

15-21 c

* Breadth and Pathway courses may overlap, but all students must take a total of 36 distribution credits (including related field requirements). Students majoring in

Breadth areas may apply a maximum of 6 credits to their distribution total. If applicable to a Pathway, 3 credits may come from disciplines outside of Core Breadth areas. Although foreign language and culture courses are not required within the Core, some courses in these fields may be used to fulfill distribution requirements.

See the Core/LS Program website for a detailed list of all courses that satisfy distribution requirements.

Requirements for Art History Minor

Introductory courses: 6 credits

ART 160 History of Western Art I

ART 180 History of Western Art II

Four additional Art History courses at the 200 level or above 12 credits

Total Credit Requirement for a Minor in Art History 18


B.A. Art History, Florence, Italy campus

Art History Minor